The Edge of the Forest
Acrylic on deep edge canvas
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About Victoria WylieVictoria makes contemporary abstract landscape paintings from her home studio in Angus. Her paintings are a celebration of the natural world. Exploring the wilderness of Scotland’s land and sea, and finding solitary moments surrounded by nature.
‘Horizon lines fascinate me. This comes from growing up close to the North Yorkshire Moors – the vast stretches of openness inform my work in many ways. My paintings respond to the changing elements and the rhythm of the landscape as I explore the visual tensions that arise when sky meets sea meets land. My paintings are memories of these moments and while each artwork is a reflection from a particular place, they encompass numerous experiences – each painting lends a fragment of itself to the next.
My work is bold, striking and atmospheric – I like to capture energy through playful mark-making and enjoy the serendipity that occurs as a result. My connection with, and respect for the natural world is central to every mark I make. This connection is something I hope to share with others through my paintings.’
Victoria graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art + Design with a BDes (Hons) in Constructed Textiles, specialising in Goeblin tapestry weaving and went on to complete a Master of Fine Art. She has exhibited throughout Scotland and the rest of the UK and has artworks in private collections across the world.
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